venerdì 8 gennaio 2010

CBR Review: The Great Ten, issue 3

If you ever wanted to see a Chinese Superman in virtually every detail, this is the comic for you.

Friday's Trivial Pursuit - Bronze Edition

Last time we did this it was a lot of fun for me and you folks seemed to enjoy it too, even those of you who were just interested onlookers. So it's time for another hardcore trivia quiz.

For this installment I thought I'd widen the field a little. So this one's all about the Bronze [...] Raises $1.2 Million (formerly Take Comics) announced that it had raised $1.2 million in series A funding this week.

4Kids’ Kahn Takes Pay Cut

A number of executive moves reflecting 4Kids Entertainment’s direction were revealed in regulatory filings this week.

Lively is Lantern?s Leading Lady (Blog@Newsarama)

Gotta love alliteration. Blake Lively (most known for TV’s Gossip Girl) has landed the role of Carol Ferris, according to Cinema Blend. Most comic fans know Carrol Ferris as Hal Jordan’s boss, love interest, and sometimes rival as Star Sapphire. I had heard Lively was on the top five, but I wasn’t sure she’d get the [...]

Preview: Lola: A Ghost Story HC

Jesse sees dead people, monsters, demons, and lots of other things that go bump in the night that no one else can see. No one except his ailing grandmother — a woman who used her visions to help those living in her small town. The same rural community in all the scary stories Jesse's heard as a child. Man-eating ogres in trees. Farmhouses haunted by wraiths. Even pigs possessed by the devil. Upon his grandmother's passing, Jesse has no choice but to face his demons and whatever else might be awaiting him at grandma's house.

Wonder of Wonders - Friday, Jan 8th

In the latest installment of AMAZONS ATTACK, Mars Goetsian focuses on Phillipus and her unique role as the only Amazon - other than Wonder Woman or Hippolyta - to continually appear in the comics over the last two decades.

Mike Bullock Introduces "Death Angel"

"Phantom" and "Lions, Tigers, and Bears" writer Mike Bullock spoke with CBR News about his latest creation, Death Angel, an all new pulp-inspired character who debuted this week in Moonstone's "Phantom Double Shot: KGB Noir" #1.

Ten for '10- Things to Watch in the New Year - Comic Events

In the last of Chris Arrant's series looking into the next year, we cover 10 possibly huge stories for 2010

How will the overreacty Internet respond to this?

Marvel sues to keep Spider-Man, X-Men copyrights.

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvel is suing to keep the rights to superheroes including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and X-Men.
The federal lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan asks a judge to invalidate notices sent by the heirs of artist Jack Kirby to try to terminate Marvel's copyrights.
The heirs sent notified [...]

Behind Buffy's Twilight Reveal

The mask has been pulled off the Big Bad of "Buffy Season 8," but as editor Scott Allie explained exclusively to CBR, there's much, much more to Angel's story than a black mask and a sinister plan.

Still curious about the WEDNESDAY COMICS collection? Take a look…

Ever since the news hit about WEDNESDAY COMICS, fans have been clamoring and speculating about how the series will be collected.
Well, as most of you should know by now, it’ll happen in May, with the acclaimed weekly series collected in a nifty, oversized harcover with a ton of bonus material.
“But what does it LOOK like, [...]

Marvel Sues To Invalidate Kirby Estate Copyright Claims

The legal battle over the Jack Kirby estate Marvel copyright claims heated up today as Marvel struck back in court. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Happy birthday to the King!

If you know anything about Top Shelf publisher Chris Staros, you know he loves two things: comic books and Elvis Presley.

Well, in honor of Elvis's 75th birthday today, MTV's Splash Page blog has a great tribute to appearances of Elvis in comics. Including, of course, a shout-out to Rich Koslowski's incredible graphic novel The King -- which Variety called "a substantive and astonishing fun read, regardless of whether you like Elvis or believe he really died all those years ago." Meanwhile Library Journal wrote, "While telling a fine mystery story, Koslowski also explores, without condescension, the mythology that has grown up around Elvis, and muses seriously on the nature of belief in any God … recommended wherever Elvis is remembered."

Rich has a very exciting new book coming out in the spring -- BB Wolf and the 3 LPs, with J.D. Arnold -- so take this chance to grab The King now, and get ready for another project that uses music as a starting point to say so much more.

New "Kick-Ass" Trailer Debuts

Liongate has released a new trailer for "Kick-Ass," the Matthew Vaughn-directed movie based on the Icon comic by co-creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. "Kick-Ass" is due out in theaters nationwide April 16, 2010.

PREVIEW: "B&tB: Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure"

Cartoon Network has released video clips and screenshots from the next episode of "The Brave and the Bold." The episode, which features Enemy Ace, Aquaman and more, airs January 8 at 7:30 PM.

Superman originally the Man of Tomorrow (Blog@Newsarama)

If you haven’t read Superman: Red Son, skip this post. Seriously. Spoilers ahead. The book’s a couple year’s old, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. Ready? I can wait a little bit. Okay. Those who are interested, more after the cut. For those of you who remember the AWESOME ending of the book, Red Son depicts that [...]

Enter? Dr. Horrible?s Sing-Along Blog COMMENTARY!!!! (Blog@Newsarama)

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do… and that means listen to some commentary! iTunes now has an album called Commentary! The Musical, based on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, with interviews including Neil Patrick Harris, Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Nathan Fillion-Whedon (that last hyphenate was a joke). Here’s what Whedon [...]

Schmuck UPDATE 01/8/2010

Kevin Colden updated Schmuck.

Preview: Mass Effect: Redemption

Mass Effect 2 lead writer Mac Walters unravels more of the mystery behind BioWare's latest science-fiction epic!

Liara T'Soni searches Omega -- the most dangerous space station in the galaxy -- for clues that could save Commander Shepard, humanity's greatest hero!

A compelling adventure for any fan of smart science fiction, Mass Effect: Redemption exclusively tells a pivotal chapter in the story of Mass Effect 2, the feverishly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed game that has sold over two million copies!

Comic Book Legends Revealed

What famous radio host was cartoonist Lynda Barry's "worst boyfriend?" Who was the first female superhero? And just how many cross-dressing heroes were there in the Golden Age? Find out in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED!

The A-Team Movie Trailer Leaks

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A-Team Trailer – from Clive Owen on Vimeo.

Exclusive Marvel Preview: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #617

Take a look exclusively here at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 617, the return of Rhino, shipping Jan 13, 2010

Comic Book Legends Revealed #242

Welcome to the two-hundred and forty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous two hundred and forty-one.
Comic Book Legends Revealed is part of the larger Legends Revealed series, where I look into legends about the worlds of entertainment [...]

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Mass Effect: Redemption" #2

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Mass Effect: Redemption" #2, hitting stores in February from the creative team of Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller and Omar Francia.

Chris Samnee rocks the Swamp Thing (Blog@Newsarama)

For regular readers of the blog, you’ll note that we LOVE Chris Samnee — and while we’ve shown you still images of his in the past, get ready to see it in motion! Via his blog, check out a video of Samnee taking on the Swamp Thing: For those who are wondering, yes, it’s sped up — [...]

Geoff Johns named one of NEW YORK TIMES’ “Nifty 50″

BLACKEST NIGHT and GREEN LANTERN writer extraordinaire Geoff Johns kicked off 2010 in a nice way, with THE NEW YORK TIMES naming him to their “Nifty 50,” a list that spotlights America’s up-and-coming people, who are — according to the TIMES — the perfect people to invite to a cocktail party.
It’s easy to say that [...]

Best Shots Extra: Indy Comic Week SENRYU Review

Indy comic week 2009 has come and gone, and Best Shots' David Pepose takes a look at one of the more poetic offerings

Marvel Unveils New Iron Man Armor

Marvel Comics has unveiled a new suit of Iron Man armor, co-designed by Matt Fraction and movie designer Ryan Meinerding. The suit is set to debut in "Invincible Iron Man" following the conclusion of the "Stark Disassembled" arc.

The Rise of Arsenal and J.T. Krul

In 2010, writer J.T. Krul takes on the rise and fall of Green Arrow and Arsenal with three DC Comics projects: "Justice League: The Rise and Fall," "Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal," and an upcoming "Green Arrow" arc.

Green Lantern, Thor, G.I. Joe 2: Jan 8th Comic Reel

"Green Lantern" gets its green light ... or does it? "Thor" adds yet another castmember. "G.I. Joe 2" writers revealed. Also, "Ghost Rider 2" plans, an interview with "Book of Eli" directors and more.

The very first review of Scott McCloud?s upcoming book (Blog@Newsarama)

Yesterday Scott McCloud, the innovative comics creator and thinker-and-talker-about-comics repsponsible for Zot! and Understanding Comics, posted all 466 pages of the rough draft of his next book, a 2013 release tentatively entitled The Sculptor. Here’s a screenshot of what 466 pages of comics look like: I’m a big fan of McCloud’s work, and I just couldn’t [...]

Preview: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck vol. 1 HC

Greed is good! BOOM Kids! proudly collects the first half of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK in a gorgeous hardcover collection — featuring smyth sewn binding, a gold-on-gold foil-stamped case wrap, and a bookmark ribbon! These stories, written and drawn by legendary cartoonist Don Rosa, chronicle Scrooge McDuck’s fascinating life. See how Scrooge earned his ‘Number One Dime’ and began to build his fortune! An Eisner Award-winning in its original publication. See how Scrooge earned his ‘Number One Dime’ and began to build his fortune! Collecting the first six chapters of the award-winning twelve part epic adventure.

DC Preview: ADVENTURE COMICS #6: Farewell, Johns/Manapul

Take a peek at Johns & Manapul's final issue of Adventure Comics, before they more to THE FLASH, shipping Jan 13, 2010

Signed FABLES Deluxe Give-Away Winners Announced

Happy New Year Everyone!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered to win a signed copy of FABLES Deluxe Volume 1. I really enjoyed reading your answers as I’ve been struggling with who I’d put on the top of the naughty and nice lists. Though you might have convinced me that Gepetto and King [...]

The Cut - 1/8/10

Art by David Williams and Kelsey Shannon

Daredevil: Born Again

Just before transforming Batman, Frank Miller cut his writing teeth on Daredevil, practicing an attitude to superhero comics he would later carry to near perfection in The Dark Knight Returns. Daredevil is similar to the more famous Batman in many ways – his superpowers are more restrained than many of the more way-out costumed heroes, [...]

So What Is Brian Bendis And Bryan Hitch?s New Comic Project?

Bryan Hitch, recent new dad, was talking on Twitter on being a bit tired and down. Brian Bendis offered some words of support, from which the following exchange emerged.
HITCH: don’t worry, it wasn’t your stuff ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 7

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

Ethan Hawke Has Vertigo Comic In His Sights

Actor Ethan Hawke has quite the resume. As well as acting in everything from Dead Poets Society to Hamlet to Daybreakers, he also directs for the stage and has written two novels.
Well it looks like ...

Marvel Mobile Phone Comics Spread Across India

Bleeding Cool has written a couple of pieces on the sudden massive expansion of mobile phone comics “momics” across India with one coompany employing hundreds of people to work on the lines.
Well, one Indian comics ...

That Friday Runaround Feeling

FilmWatch: Green Lantern has got the green light. How apt. It shoots in ten weeks. Its release date is June 17th 2011.
FilmWatch2: Adriana Barraza of Drag Me To Hell is being cast for Kenneth Branagh’s ...

Douglas vs. Siege #1

The Swedish Invasion is coming!...

but let us not forget our friends from Slovenia, the great Strip Core collective, and purveyors of the long-running anthology Stripburger. The new all-English volume is called Greetings From Cartoonia: The Essential Guide of the Land of Comics. Maybe their best volume yet, and chock full of truly excellent comics.

• Renee French ROCKS! Here's a poster she did a few years ago as part of a show group show through Presspop in Tokyo, Japan.

• Billy Shire Fine Arts presents JUGGERNAUT.

New comic paintings and collage works on paper by Mark Todd.

Exhibition: January 9, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Opening reception: Saturday, January 9th, 7-10 PM

• The great Jeremy Eaton has rolled all of his myriad blogs into one.

• Long-time 2.0 contributor Lode Devroe unloads his 2010 best wishes.

• “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama.” All New Artwork by SKINNER! Show opens Jan 8, 6-9pm. Grass Hut 811 E. Burnside. In Portland and Here in the Intertubeweb.